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In this April 14, 2010 file photo, Sarah Palin flashes a thumbs-up towards her husband, Todd, as she begins to address a crowd during a stop of the Tea Party Express on Boston Common in Boston. After months of requests from reporters, a California university on Friday, June 18, 2010 agreed to allow members of the media to attend a fundraiser next week featuring Sarah Palin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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In this April 14, 2010 file photo, Sarah Palin flashes a thumbs-up towards her husband, Todd, as she begins to address a crowd during a stop of the Tea Party Express on Boston Common in Boston. After months of requests from reporters, a California university on Friday, June 18, 2010 agreed to allow members of the media to attend a fundraiser next week featuring Sarah Palin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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